Friday, September 12, 2008

American Photography

David Turnley, Casualties of War, 1991

This particular image really stood out to me from all the images 
that were included in the video. It may be because I have friends
that are fighting in Iraq or maybe because of the anguish on the
soldier's face. It's one of the most heartbreaking pictures I've ever 
seen. It's pictures like this that have changed the world. The film
really showcased that, showing images that have had a profound 
effect on the American Public. Pictures have helped shaped our
society over the past hundred years, they have inspired social
change, expanded our definition of art, made and destroyed
political campaigns, and just been great to look at. Pictures 
have become such a huge part of our culture, that I couldn't 
imagine a world without them.

-Jessica Stockton

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